Can we stop with all the gender labels?

It can be challenging trying to align your identity as a woman with society’s expectations of what that means.

Modern feminism calls me ‘cisgender’ – but my identity is so much more complicated than that – The Independent

We’re debating gender and identity a lot at the moment. But sometimes the labels we come up with can be just as oppressive as they seek to define us. Cisgender is one of those labels – and I wrote a piece for the Independent about why I find it a tricky description to identify with.

While I identify comfortably as a woman from a biological point of view, as long as women continue to face the weight of expectation to behave a certain way and accept a sexist society’s boundaries and rules, it’s hard to accept everything that being a woman means in terms of social constraints.

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